Gears of War 3 will not tie up every single loose end

By Jessica Citizen
22 September 2011 06:34 GMT

Karen Traviss was given the somewhat unenviable task of writing the conclusion to the Gears of War trilogy – and she warns that, while the storyline is definitely finished, with a “definite answer”, fans shouldn’t expect all of the loose ends to be tied up.

Speaking with Eurogamer recently, Traviss explained that this was very much a deliberate choice. It was important for her to accept that – as in most things – she was never going to please all the people all the time, so she took a different approach.

“I come from a background where a series with things left unanswered is part of the joy of it. They may never be answered, I don’t know. But you can’t tie up everything. There are some things that we know but the characters don’t know yet – and may never know.”

Describing some story elements as “really mucky stuff”, she says the Gears plot is far from being all black and white – which is a nice change for video game stories.

For more on Gears of War 3, check out Pat’s recent discussion with Cliff Bleszinski.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 merch